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Why Role Models are Instrumental for Getting Girls Into the Tech Field

Vidcode | Posted 04.21.2017 | Education

To see yourself somewhere, and in order to make it easier to set a future path, the most useful and motivating tool is a role model; they give inspiration and guidance. This is why role models are instrumental in getting more women into technology fields. It starts from girls.

How Teaching A Math Problem To A Child Can Help Solve Climate Change

Sylvia Bongo Ondimba | Posted 04.21.2017 | Impact
Sylvia Bongo Ondimba

World leaders achieved something extraordinary last December at COP21 in Paris; a binding agreement, which will be signed this week in New York, that ...

Where High School Girls Discover Engineering

Diane Propsner | Posted 10.29.2016 | College
Diane Propsner

Although the field of engineering offers women careers that are engaging and interesting, this career has not been a historically popular choice. Understanding why so few women consider a career in engineering is complex and hard to pin down.

2013 CIC Finalist Elizabeth Beattie Hunter on Girls in Stem and the Collegiate Inventor Competition

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 10.28.2016 | Technology
Beth Cone Kramer

Just three years ago, Elizabeth (Beattie) Hunter was an undergrad engineering student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Appl...

Women in Tech Entrepreneurs: Yasmine El Baggari, Making the World a Smaller Place

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 10.28.2016 | Technology
Beth Cone Kramer

One of the most amazing aspects of the internet is how interconnected we've all become. In just seconds, we can connect via Skype or Viber. Yasmine El Baggari has launched Voyaj, an online platform that serves as the intersection where technology and personal interaction meet.

Girls in Tech Announces Finalists for 2015 Lady Pitch Night USA

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 10.20.2016 | Technology
Beth Cone Kramer

The finalist female entrepreneurs in the 2015 Lady Pitch Night USA competition will present innovative ideas representing a wide range of areas, from philanthropy and health monitoring to beauty and academia.

VIDA Health's Stephanie Tilenius and Coffee Meets Bagel CEO Arum Kang Join Keynotes for Lady Pitch Night

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 09.15.2016 | Technology
Beth Cone Kramer

Stephanie Tilenius, CEO and founder of the newly launched health-coaching app VIDA and Coffee Meets Bagel CEO/Founder Arum Kang join the keynote lineup at Lady Pitch Night USA 2015 competition to be held November 10 at San Francisco's NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center.

Girls in Tech Announces Keynote Headliners for Lady Pitch Night USA

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 09.04.2016 | Technology
Beth Cone Kramer

"Women entrepreneurs have much to offer the business world and I'm honored to be part of a meaningful group of women who serve as an incredible force with their diverse backgrounds and skills."

Why Our Daughters Should Play More Video Games

Samantha Parent | Posted 08.26.2016 | Technology
Samantha Parent

At first, I was resistant to the idea of my young girls (ages 7 and 11) playing video games. My sons -- and husband -- have always been the "gaming" junkies in our household. My girls have been more interested in singing, dancing and finding any excuse to be up on stage.

Inspiring Girls in the Tech Space: 100 Girls To Code

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 08.26.2016 | Technology
Beth Cone Kramer

The goal of 100 Girls To Code is to remember the people who may have been excluded or don't have direct access to this type of knowledge.

Women in Tech Entrepreneurs: Girls in Tech's Adriana Gascoigne

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 08.19.2016 | Technology
Beth Cone Kramer

According to the National Center for Female Women in Information Technology's April 2015 survey, the U.S. computer science sector will have 1.2 million openings by 2022. Women currently represent just 26% of the computer workforce and the numbers are even more dismal for women of color.

Bill Nye the Science Guy, Subject of Documentary Feature, Advocates for Women in STEM

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 07.27.2016 | Technology
Beth Cone Kramer

From 1993 through 1998 and beyond, Bill Nye has been The Science Guy, inspiring many to pursue careers in science and technology. Bill Nye's fans who are now parents share the program with their children, reaching yet another generation.

Girls in Tech: Engaging Women in the Tech Space

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 07.22.2016 | Women
Beth Cone Kramer

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2020, the US will be home to 1.4 million jobs in the computer science sector. Women outnumber men in college graduation rates but in 2014, women made up just a quarter of the tech industry.

Supporting Women in the Tech Space

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 07.19.2016 | Technology
Beth Cone Kramer

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2020, the US will be home to 1.4 million jobs in the computer science sector. Women outnumber men in college graduation rates but in 2014, women made up just a quarter of the tech industry. The percentage of women studying computer science has dropped to 12% from 37% a decade ago.

How and Why I Launched a National Nonprofit As a High School Sophomore

Pooja Chandrashekar | Posted 06.30.2016 | Teen
Pooja Chandrashekar

Four years ago, on my first day of high school, I looked around my fourth period AP Computer Science class. The familiar mix of nervousness and excitement that comes with all first days was there, but there was something more disconcerting.

One Of My Greatest Life Decisions: Becoming An Engineer

Shraddha Chaplot | Posted 06.30.2016 | Impact
Shraddha Chaplot

Have you ever believed that you could do or be anything? That in your heart and gut, you knew that you were destined to change the world in your own way, exciting, empowering and enabling so many others so they may do the things they never thought they could?

Girls and STEM: How We Can Up the Numbers

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 06.23.2016 | Technology
Beth Cone Kramer

When girls do express interest in careers such as electrical engineering, we need to encourage their interest, adds Drew Jarvis. From childhood, girls need to learn to be assertive enough to express their interests and ask for help.

Joseph Erbentraut

How One Mom (And Her Cupcakes) Could Improve Diversity In Tech | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.07.2015 | Parents

When Chicago-based web designer and developer Jen Myers was first learning to code, it was difficult to feel that she belonged in the male-dominated f...

Girls in Tech Ask Tech Companies to Close the Gender Pay Gap Through Their "Raise Awareness" Campaign #RAISETECH

Anne Ravanona | Posted 12.21.2014 | Impact
Anne Ravanona

There has been much backlash in the press towards Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella who told women at a tech conference last week, that they should not ask ...

Lots of Talk About Girls in Tech: Where Are the Results?

Tara Chklovski | Posted 11.17.2014 | Technology
Tara Chklovski

We've recently seen lots of coverage about the lack of women in tech, from Google's Made with Code initiative that spurred industry giants to share their diversity data, to the recent spate of nonprofits addressing this lack of diversity.

Teenage Girls Create Tampon-Themed Video Game

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 09.11.2014 | Teen

Two teen girls have developed a tampon-themed video game, in the process challenging the strange way society treats menstruation. Sophie Houser, 17...

Bridging the Gender Gap: Encouraging Girls in STEM Starts at Home

Alicia Chang | Posted 02.26.2014 | Technology
Alicia Chang

While the majority of studies show no differences in STEM ability, a large divide in perceived competence starts as early as age five.

Tessa Ann Taylor, an Up and Coming Twenty-Something High Tech Entrepreneur, Shares Her Story and Offers Insights to STEM Girls

Diane Propsner | Posted 02.03.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

"I take inspiration every day from my fellow Smithies, all of whom are equally ambitious. They are an impressive (albeit sometimes intimidating) group of women, of which I am blessed to be a part."

This Is What Inspires Girls In Stem

The Huffington Post | Gina Ryder | Posted 10.11.2013 | Technology

Editor's Note: This post is part of a series produced by HuffPost's Girls In STEM Mentorship Program. Join the community as we discuss issues affectin...

How Teaching Girls To Code Is Changing The World

Posted 10.11.2013 | OWN

By Zoe Donaldson When running for Congress in 2010, Reshma Saujani campaigned in "some of the country's wealthiest zip codes and some of the po...